Date Night Dinners
Date night Dinners
Impressive (but easy), these hearty, comfort food-inspired recipes require a bit of prep but then can be left untended, leaving you plenty of time to get ready for a romantic night in.
This is sort of a cheat’s short rib recipe, as it doesn’t involve any straining of vegetables or reducing of sauces—who has time for that, anyway? The prep is fairly simple and the end result is rich and tender, but it does need to cook for three hours so be sure to plan ahead. These are great on their own, but if you have time serve them over mashed potatoes or polenta.
Even carnivores won’t miss the meat in this vegetarian lasagna. The different components do take some prep time, but the whole thing can be made and assembled up to a day in advance. Crescenza (also sometimes called stracchino) is a creamy Italian cheese and a great addition here; if you can’t find it, though, feel free to skip it.